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377 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820-1929
+1 607-432-0361
08:00 - 21:00
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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, Friendly's is a chain restaurant, but the one in Oneonta, NY has very friendly and attentive staff. We went in for ice cream and were warmly greeted. They were so generous with the hot fudge, it was almost too much. (Almost, but can you ever have too much?) We've been at other Friendly's where you get one tiny squirt... More 

Thank Sue D
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Booooring. We had breakfast. I expected better. I absolutely loathe the table machines. They were filthy and didn't work. The server was nice. The place is incredibly cramped. The booth was tiny. The bathroom was tiny.

Thank Smoke391
Brule, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

we walked in, nobody to greet us and no sign telling us to wait or seat ourselves so we sat at a booth closest to the door. The waitress asked us what we wanted to drink and I said water...idk it was all down hill from there. She came back and asked if we knew what we wanted and we... More 

Thank Linda H
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Asking where to go for lunch, nice classic diner food. Burgers, fribbles, and ice cream. Better than fast food and friendly staff.

Thank Jackie M
Surprise, Arizona
Level Contributor
37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I hadn't been to a Friendly's in many years so when I needed a quick lunch I stopped by this place. The menu was totally different and the turkey sandwich that I had was inedible. Very disappointed.

Thank Connie P
Hartwick, New York
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Even though the founding brothers of Friendly Prestley and Curtis Blake sold out to Hershey who then sold the chain to Donald Smith of Tennessee Foods, which has since had some financial problems, this operation remains and presents the classic Friendly's experience, including their ice cream and sundaes.

Thank Tom P
Cherry Valley, New York
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Of course the food is the same as everywhere, but the service here is awesome! My family goes there often and the servers remember us. They always go out of their way to say hi, even if we aren't at their table. They even remember what my son orders (it's a little bit of a different order)!

Thank Caitlin K
Hartwick, New York
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It is a chain store but the quality remains consistently good and the ability to customize your choice of sundae is always a pleasure and the result is always what you would hope for. Their food offerings are as good as you would expect them to be.

Thank Tom P
Binghamton, New York
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped here so the grandkids could give me birthday presents. We were seated pretty quickly but then things went downhill. The waitress was pretty attentive at the start. But then the problems started. In no particular order--didn't know if they were still serving one of the breakfast meals (I thought they always did); didn't have decaf tea but I... More 

Thank Thomas C
East Meredith
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Today my husband and I went to friendly's, this was supposed to be a treat for me and to get me out of the house after a long hard sad month after my surgery, so I was looking forward to being out and grabbing some food. Well if I knew what I was in for I would never have step... More 

Thank Tammy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820-1929
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: +1 607-432-0361

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?